Oct 4, 2010 4:37pm
Re: downloading audio
It rather depends what you want to download, but this method should work for most things:
* Position your mouse pointer over the link for the file type you want.
* Click the right mouse button; a menu will appear near the mouse pointer.
* One of the options in this menu will be something like Save Target As ... or Save Link As .... Click that option.
* The Save As dialog box will open. Use it to navigate to the folder / directory on your PC where you want to save the file you are about to download. Now click the Save button.
* This initiates the downloading process, and the file will download to your PC. How long this will take depends on the size of the file and the speed of your connection to the Internet. The range is a few minutes to more than an hour.
This method is useful when saving files individually. But what if there are 30 chapters in, say, an audiobook, or 10 songs in an album you want to download?
An alternative may be available. Look for a link on the left labeled zip - this will be all the files zipped up into one compressed folder. If your connection to the Internet is reliable and stable, this will work. But if your connection is otherwise, particularly if you connect via a telephone modem, you may want to consider downloading the files one at a time.
After this archive file has finished downloading to your PC, you'll need a tool to unzip it (which means to extract out all the individual files stored inside it). Fortunately, if your version of Windows is XP, this tool is built into Windows Explorer, so all you'll have to do is double-click on the file, which is named something like title_author_librivox_64kb_mp3.zip, and follow the directions for extracting the individual MP3 files. Once they are extracted, you may delete the Zip file.
Hope that helps. :)
Ruth at librivox.org